VR Film Places Entire Audience Into A Shared Immersive Experience


Parallux will unveil a captivating new shared XR technology at Tribeca Immersive. Some would say that this sounds a lot like Oculus Venues , an app that allows you to watch concerts, sports, and other events with friends in VR.

Tribeca Immersive’s Cinema360 Gives Attendees a New Perspective On Social Causes


With VR and AR technology becoming increasingly popular, the festival’s organizers created Tribeca Immersive , a program which features not only the Virtual Arcade, but also includes Cinema360, a VR theatre that highlights groundbreaking storytelling told through 360-degree VR films.

TRIBECA: ‘The Key’ Wins Tribeca’s Storyscape Award For Best Immersive Media


The Key , which debuted at this years Tribeca Virtual Arcade , immerses you into a world where each challenge you face is filled with dangerous twists and unexpected turns. The experience combines a real actor with fantastical, immersive visuals and achieves a rarity in VR storytelling.

The Yang and the Yin of Immersive Storytelling with Oculus’ Yelena Rachitsky

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The future of VR storytelling will be immersive and interactive. Yelena Rachitsky is an executive producer of experiences at Oculus, and she’s been inspired by how interactive narratives have allowed her to feel like a participant who is more engaged, more present, and more alive.

Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall


Location-based VR is the culmination of everything we’ve grown to love and expect from immersive technology. Dreamscape Immersive has launched a location-based VR attraction right here in Los Angeles. Alien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends.

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CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. In a major new commitment to the medium, CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new journalism unit that aims to produce immersive VR content across multiple platforms and devices.

Valve Launches Free Steam Audio SDK Beta to Give VR Apps Immersive 3D Sound

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Realistic sound is an important but often underappreciated aspect of the immersion equation in VR. Basic stereo output works well enough for gaming on monitors, where the world is abstracted away from an immersive first-person view.

Vive Immersive Labs shows how VR can make office life better

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A new research by Vive Immersive Labs shows how it can be fundamental to make our office lives better. Vive Immersive Labs has recently decided to verify if Virtual Reality could be used to make the life of white collars better.

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

Vox Machinae Hands-On: VR’s Most Immersive Mech Cockpit


It’s just the most perfect interpretation of how to do a cockpit in VR that takes full advantage of tracked motion controllers like Oculus Touch. It looks nice to sit behind some controls, it helps alleviate motion sickness, and for the most part people it really does sell the immersion.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

‘Lone Echo 2’ Announced, Immersive Trailer Available on Rift, Go, & Gear VR

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Oculus today announced Lone Echo 2 , a sequel to the highly praised Lone Echo which was developed by Ready at Dawn and published by Oculus Studios in 2017. Now a little more than a year after the launch of Lone Echo , Oculus today confirmed that Lone Echo 2 is finally on its way.

This Interactive & Immersive Graphic Novel is Built From the Ground Up for VR

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Available for free on the Oculus store , Nanite Fulcrum presents viewers with a series of traditional comic pages to turn; the viewer is immersed in a fitting location for the tone of the story, which slowly fills with 3D ‘collectables’ to pick up and observe as the story progresses.

Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest – Specs & Features

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Oculus has announced Rift S, the headset’s fabled hardware refresh that brings with it a modest spec bump and a few other changes to the original Rift that the company hopes will appeal to new entrants in PC VR gaming. Touch controllers, Image courtesy Oculus.

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Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’


Spatialand creates tools that let content creators transform their 2D work into immersive VR experiences. Together, we will continue to evolve this technology and develop new product exploration through immersive retail environments.

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Oculus Story Studio Creative Director on ‘Quill’, an Immersive Storytelling Tool

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Oculus Story Studio has been exploring VR storytelling through a series of short narrative experiences starting with Lost and Henry , but they wanted to push the envelope of immersive storytelling with their next short titled Dear Angelica.

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‘Dark Corner’ Creates a New Distribution Channel for Immersive Horror

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The Dark Corner app is creating a new distribution channel for immersive horror experiences and 360-degree videos. You can download the Dark Corner app is available on Gear VR , Oculus Rift , Daydream , Android and iOS.

YouTube VR App Confirmed For Oculus Quest


The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is getting the official YouTube VR app, Facebook and Google confirmed today. You can also access YouTube through the Oculus Browser. The app is already available on Daydream, HTC Vive, PSVR, Gear VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Rift.

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The Magik Gallery Debut was a Landmark Event for Immersive Art


The Magik Gallery exhibition on May 20 marked a turning point in how the general public and the art establishment will engage with immersive art. ” 3D print of sculpture created in Oculus Medium. It’s designed to showcase the groundbreaking power of immersion.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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It looks like we’ll have to wait until CES this year to learn if this is more than a positional tracking and 6-DoF tracking update to Gear VR, and whether Samsung is developing their own standalone headsets independent of Facebook’s Oculus Go.

Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018). Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest has been the rockstar of this event. Oculus Go.

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Oculus Quest VR Covers Now Available


“Customers are playing longer in these increasingly immersive headsets,” says Matthias Hoffrichter, managing director of VR Cover, in an official release. Oculus Quest Foam & Interface Basic Set // Image Credit: VR Cover. News Oculus Quest VR Cover VR Cover

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Oculus Quest Enterprise Edition Brings Standalone VR To Businesses


We learned that both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S will be shipping to customers May 21st and that Viveport Infinity would be offering owners of either the recently-announced Valve Index or Oculus Rift S two free months of the popular game subscription service.

VR Manga Is The Immersive Storytelling You Didn’t Know You Wanted


Kaei Sou, Project Lead for Tales of the Wedding Rings , first realized the potential of VR when his team received an early Oculus Rift developent kit. “We The team realized that manga could provide a creative new avenue of immersive story.

Become the Virus in Zero Days VR: A Revolutionary Immersive Documentary


I’m not sure what I was expecting to experience when I sat down to try Zero Days VR in Sundance’s VR Palace, but when I took the Oculus off, my mind was spinning. The post Become the Virus in Zero Days VR: A Revolutionary Immersive Documentary appeared first on VRScout.

My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

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Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition. Of course, we still don’t know exactly what will be announced by Oculus/Facebook. Oculus Santa Cruz. Oculus Monterey.

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Oculus Unveils ‘Oculus Quest’ Standalone Headset At OC5


Standalone 6DoF VR arrives on the Oculus platform Spring 2019 for $399. Available Spring of next year for $399, the Oculus Quest, previously referred to as the Oculus Santa Cruz, is a completely wireless, standalone VR headset capable of 6DoF movement.

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Oculus Quest Review – The First Great Standalone VR Headset

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Oculus Quest is now available for pre-order and will launch on May 21st. After testing the headset for several weeks, our Oculus Quest review is here. Oculus Quest Review Summary. Image courtesy Oculus. – – — – – Oculus Quest In-depth Review.

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies


Now, let’s consider the key takeaways related to AR, VR and 360 ° content and review how they will influence the mass market adoption of those immersive technologies. In that respect, it is interesting to note that they are using the Facebook brand rather than Oculus for this product launch.

#QuestCountdown: Immersive Single-Player Spotlights


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How Blue Entropy Is Creating Fully Immersive Roomscale VR Games


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GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S Officially Confirmed, Arrives Spring 2019


Oculus’ latest PC VR headset features a higher resolution and five camera inside-out tracking. After months of speculation, Oculus has officially unveiled the latest addition to their hardware lineup, Oculus Rift S. Improved light blocking promises more immersive experiences.

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Microsoft Fires Shots At Rift And Vive, Calls Them ‘Less Immersive’ Than Partner Headsets


Not only are these devices cheaper than the Oculus Rift and Vive, but Microsoft says they’re better too. Both headsets support Xbox One game streaming on Windows 10 PCs, for starters, but the company’s relationship with Oculus runs even deeper.

Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details

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Oculus Quest was the main attraction at Oculus Connect 5 this week. Oculus Quest (formerly Project Santa Cruz) is officially set to launch in Spring 2019, priced at $400. In any case, it feels like Oculus has done a very good job with Quest and its insight tracking system.

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‘Envelop’ Launches Open Beta of Immersive Windows Desktop Platform for Vive and Rift

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million Series A investment at the beginning of 2016, followed by a closed beta at the beginning of July, Envelop has now launched as an open beta for anyone to use their HTC Vive or Oculus Rift to turn their Windows computer into a VR desktop environment.